'They conspire with us to pay homage to tradition even while giving it a kick in the tutu.'

The Trocks Offstage and in Community

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo strives to engage communities as an extension of the work the company does onstage. As a world-class male & non-binary comic ballet company, we are constantly defying expectations and rearticulating absolutes when it comes to dance, ballet and gender.

In the Trocks Community Engagement Work, the Trocks offer technique classes, movement and comedy workshops, and lecture demonstrations that uncover, encourage and celebrate the unique qualities of participants. This is achieved through creative practices that parallel the rigorous preparation and performance – and fun! – for which the troupe is known worldwide.

The Trocks remain committed to supporting, mentoring, and inspiring the next generation of LGBTQ performers and arts appreciators, supporting the LGBTQ elderly and LGBTQ youth through the proliferation of dance engagement activities with its community partners in New York City, and serving as an integral link to the history and traditions of LGBTQ performance.

As part of that commitment, the Company’s NYC Dance Engagement Initiative offers low- or no-cost workshops in ballet, comedy, creative process, drag and more for vulnerable LGBTQ elderly and youth in conjunction with partnerships with SAGE, Greenwich House, and Ali Forney Center.

The company offers this work at home in New York City, on tour around the world, and virtually for participants around the globe through platforms like Zoom and Streamyard.